Join Tasha Koontz, soprano, and acclaimed pianist, Dr.Peter Walsh for an afternoon recital featuring a varied program of art song and opera selections. Featured repertoire will include works by Hugo Wolf, Amy Beach, W.A Mozart, G.F. Handel, and many more favorites.
A Unique Drive-In Experience
At Pechanga Sports Arena San Diego - Parking Lot
3500 Sports Arena Blvd, San Diego CA 92110
Join San Diego Opera on a musical exploration of great works inspired by, and composed in response to, cataclysmic moments in history such as 1918 Influenza Pandemic and the HIV Crisis of the 1980s.
Guest performers and members of the exceptional San Diego Opera Chorus partner with the San Diego Symphony, under the baton of Bruce Stasyna, to present a memorable musical experience punctuated with poignant narratives.
Franz Schubert was just 16 when he composed his Symphony No. 1 in D Major. The conductor Sir Colin Davis described it as “a lovely, enchanting piece [that] hardly ever gets played.” The symphony harkens back to the London symphonies of Haydn, and to Mozart. Soprano Tasha Koontz joins the orchestra for Samuel Barber’s evocative Knoxville: Summer of 1915, based on poems by James Agee.
Hear Felix Mendelssohn's music as it was meant to be experienced, as a stellar cast of actors presents an abridged version of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, accompanied by Mendelssohn’s magical score! But first, journey to Rafael Payare's homeland and experience the beauty of the Venezuelan countryside with Antonio Estévez’s Midday on the Plains.
THE HIGH PRIESTESS | October 19, 22, 25, & 27, 2019
Loyalty to country, love, and betrayal collide when the pharaoh’s daughter Amneris discovers that her rival for the love of the Egyptian general Radames is none other than her Ethiopian slave, Aida. In an ironic turn of events Aida’s father, the King of Ethiopia, demands that she act as a spy for her homeland, potentially destroying the trust and affection of the man she loves.